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The Rending of Virginia: A History

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Book Series: Appalachian Echoes ISBN: 1572330708 Year: Pages: xlvii, 622 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Women and the Colonial State

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ISBN: 9789053564035 Year: Pages: 251 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564035 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Migration
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Woman and the Colonial State deals with the ambiguous relationship between women of both the European and the Indonesian population and the colonial state in the former Netherlands Indies in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on new data from a variety of sources: colonial archives, journals, household manuals, children's literature, and press surveys, it analyses the women-state relationship by presenting five empirical studies on subjects, in which women figured prominently at the time: Indonesian labour, Indonesian servants in colonial homes, Dutch colonial fashion and food, the feminist struggle for the vote and the intense debate about monogamy of and by women at the end of the 1930s. An introductory essay combines the outcomes of the case studies and relates those to debates about Orientalism, the construction of whiteness, and to questions of modernity and the colonial state formation

Geschichte und Geschichten

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907550 Year: Pages: 225 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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The focus of the following work is the Russian author N.M. Karamzin (1766-1826), who is still known in Russia today for his sentimentalist narrative "Bednaja Liza" and the twelve-volume "Istorija gosudarstva rossijskogo". At the end of the 18th and in the first third of the 19th century, at the time of their creation, his works were widely read, Karamzin, as a sentimentalist writer as well as a historiographer, had some success in the contemporary reading public. The work is chronological, beginning with Karamzin's early work, Pisma Russkogo putešestvennika (1791-92), then examining a selection of sentimentalist narratives that appeared in the period 1792-1803 and ending with Istorija gosudarstva rossijskogo ", whose first eight volumes were published in 1818. Examined are the different discourses, which are assigned to the text categories travel writing, sentimentalistische povest 'and historiography, and others. in terms of narrative linkage.

Die Modernisierung politischer Systeme

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ISBN: 9783205992028 Year: Pages: 730 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_472490 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3152
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Part one of the book discusses political systems of Developing Countries. It suggests that the concept of neopatrimonialism is becoming more and more important. Neopatrimonial systems are characterized by three components: Personal rule, political clientelism and endemic corruption. The neopatrimonial state is essentially a weak state, where the production of public goods is very low and the road to the failure of the state open. For the transformation or improvement of a neopatrimonial system a developmental state is necessary.Part two tries to give a theory of the state. The state is understood as a set of complex institutions. Historical institutionalism seems therefore to be the correct approach. Four institutional complexes are needed for consolidated modern statehood: The military for the security of the state – the military revolution can be regarded as the most important factor in explaining the origin of the state. Territorial segmentation is at the same time the building principle for the international political system. As the professionalism of the military increases, a new institutional complex becomes necessary for the security of the citizens: the police, and the police is the institution for the monopoly of legitimate violence.The second institutional complex is taxation and the ordering of state finances (the budget). Taxes are historically a consequence of standing armies. Today taxation is an important dimension of state capabilities.The third complex is the bureaucracy – necessary for the production of decisions based on general rules. An effective bureaucracy is a precondition for the development of the welfare state. Corruption its main problem.The forth complex is placed at the top of the state – governing all the other institutions. It is essentially the government in combination with the parliament as a law-making institution.Part three tries to explain the process of democratization. Democracy needs three subsystems: the public sphere as the interaction of mass media and discourses of the citizens. A party system, where the parties are based on political ideologies. And a parliament, as the center of a representative government. Responsiveness can be explained as a consequence of general free elections.

Diskontinuitaet und Tradition im System der tschechischen Anredepronomina (1700-1850)

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907543 Year: Pages: 198 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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As a prerequisite for further interpretations, the present study will first cover the data of the investigated development in a comprehensive source analysis. These linguistic historical data can then be related to the background of external linguistic history and general typological assumptions about the development of styling systems. In addition, the peculiarities of Czech development should be made clear by comparison with the corresponding developments in Polish and German. On this basis, an overall characteristic of the development of the pronominal salutation in Czech and an assessment of the role of National Rebirth will be attempted.

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